These six simple strategies may relieve menopause symptoms to your satisfaction—without hormone replacement therapy’s risks or even a visit to your doctor.
Wear loose, light, layered clothing. That way, if a a hot flash sweeps through you won’t be drenched in sweat.
A caffeine- and alcohol-free beverage (like herbal tea) is a better choice than these potential hot-flash triggers.
That high-octane salsa may trigger a hot flash. It’s best to go easy on spicy food.
If you’re overweight, losing a few pounds may make you less uncomfortable when hot flashes strike. (Exercise helps some women’s symptoms, too.)
Keeping your bedroom cool with fans or air conditioning can help fight night sweats.
Applying a lubricant just before sex should temporarily relieve vaginal dryness and the possibility of painful intercourse.